ALGOTRONIX - Key Persons


Dr. Tom Kean - Managing Director

Job Titles:
  • Managing Director
  • Member of the Consulting Team
  • Member of the IEEE
Dr. Kean has been involved with silicon design, Field Programmable Gate Array (FPGA) architecture, applications and CAD software since 1985. Prior to founding Algotronix he was with Xilinx Inc. serving as technical leader of the XC6200 product group. Dr. Kean holds 20 US patents in FPGA architecture with a number of patent applications pending and has published many technical papers on FPGA architecture and applications of FPGA chips to computing problems. He has been an invited speaker at several international conferences on programmable logic and reconfigurable computing and regularly reviews papers in this area for scholarly journals. He is currently a member of the program committee of the IEEE FCCM, ISFPT and FPL conferences on FPGAs. Dr. Kean is a member of the IEEE and ACM and holds the BSc Honours (summa cum laude) and PhD degrees in Computer Science from the University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, Scotland. Dr. Kean is a visiting Professor in Electrical Engeering at Imperial College in London.

Prof. John Gray

Job Titles:
  • Member of the Consulting Team
  • Principal Consultant
In the course of his career Prof. Gray has founded or co-founded several companies in the semiconductor and electronic design automation marketplaces including Lattice Logic Ltd.(a pioneer of silicon compilation), European Silicon Structures (an ASIC vendor) and Algotronix Ltd.. He also built up and managed the UK R&D office of Xilinx Inc., a leading US semiconductor company. He served as a director of Baillie Gifford Technology for several years. Prof. Gray has consulted to a wide variety of prestigious organisations including, Xilinx Inc., Xerox, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Scottish Enterprise and the United Nations Organisation. Prof. Gray obtained a B.Sc. Honours in Electrical Engineering, from Durham University in 1964 and the Ph.D. degree from Newcastle University in 1967. He was made a Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh and appointed as Honorary Professor of Computer Science by the University of Edinburgh in 1998. In 1999 he was presented with an achievement award for his contributions to the field by the programme committee of the Field Programmable Logic conference.

THOMAS ANDREW KEAN

Job Titles:
  • Director
  • ENGINEER